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why does an egg boil faster at sea level?
- Anonymous (age 13)
when we are at sea level, the air is thicker than in the mountains.
That keeps the water at higher pressure at sea level than on a
mountain. At lower pressure, water boils at a lower tempurature. since
the temperature of the water is responsible for cooking the egg, it
will take longer at a higher altitude than at sea level.
anon. + Mike W.
(republished on 07/24/06)
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